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Orioles notes: Third baseman Manny Machado wins AL Player of the Week

Orioles notes: Third baseman Manny Machado wins AL Player of the Week

Manny Machado became the third Orioles player to win American League Player of the Week honors over the past month Monday, earning the award for the week of Aug. 14-20.

Machado led AL hitters with four homers and 12 RBls over six games — mostly thanks to a grand slam Aug. 14 in Seattle and another Friday at home against the Los Angeles Angels. The latter slam came in bottom of the ninth to give the Orioles a walk-off win.

“First of all you look at the competition,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “You look at 14 clubs. I think any of those things. Player of the day, player of the week, player of the month, that’s something to be real proud of, but we live in a what have...

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